Internal events

BDVA Covid-19 Webinar: VODAN

BDVA organises, with the support of GO FAiR, CODATA and the Philips Foundation, a webinar on April 29th at 14h CEST to raise more awareness about this initiative.  The VODAN Implementation Network is one of the joint activities carried out by CODATA, RDA, WDS, and GO FAIR. The purpose of the Implementation Network is to make the SARS CoV-2 virus data FAIR, meaning that they are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and thus Reusable by both humans and machines, during this epidemic of COVID-19.

Are we using data in the best way to manage the COVID-19 Pandemic? Webinar

We are living in the largest, most dramatic and unexpected social experiment ever, as governments launch a variety of “social distancing” measures to slow down the coronavirus contagion. Also the use of AI and Big Data is being tested as never before: China, Taiwan, South Korea are using massive data collection and smartphones for “track and tracing systems”. In Europe nothing similar has been launched yet, while quantitative models to forecast the spread of the virus are multiplying.


The EU Big Data Value Association and the Midwest Big Data Hub, in collaboration with Iowa State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SINTEF, and Intrasoft Intl., proudly present the first in an EU and US Big Data Research Collaboration Webinar Series:


Thursday, 21 November 2019. 15:00-16:30 PM CET

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  • Welcome: Dr. Lea SHANLEY Senior Fellow, Nelson Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison @Lea_Shanley
  • Introduction:Dr. Arne BERRE, Chief Scientist, SINTEF (Moderator) @SINTEF                                                                                                   
  • Introduction to Crop Phenomics:Dr. Carolyn LAWRENCE-DILL, Professor, Iowa State University @IAcornflake 
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Crop Level Phenomics:Dr. Jesse POLAND, Associate Professor, Kansas State University @WheatLab
  • The Aggregate Farming in the CloudProject Approach: Dr. José-Fernán MARTÍNEZ-ORTEGA, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid @La_UPM
  • Crop Monitoring and Satellite Data:Mrs. Isabelle PICCARD, Senior Researcher, VITO Remote Sensing @VITO_RS_

2nd International Workshop on Software Architecture Challenges in Big Data

The 2nd International Workshop on Software Architectures Challenges in Big Data (SACBD) is organized by the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) as part of the European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA, The objective of this workshop is to  provide a forum for discussing all aspects of the software architecture challenges of big data systems. The workshop welcomes the contributions of practitioners and researchers alike.